Key investment is the latest milestone for CU Boulder startup Vitro3D and founders Camila Uzcategui and Johnny Hergert

Key investment is the latest milestone for CU Boulder startup Vitro3D and founders Camila Uzcategui and Johnny Hergert

Nov. 7, 2022

Vitro3D, a CU Boulder startup pioneering volumetric 3D printing for life sciences, just closed its first investment round of $1.3 million. The hard-won vote of confidence from the investment community will allow the promising new venture to pursue ambitious technical advances while continuing to build critical business capacity.

500 patents: CU Engineering alumnus now among top 100 most prolific inventors

500 patents: CU Engineering alumnus now among top 100 most prolific inventors

Sept. 26, 2022

John Melanson (ElEngrCompSci'74) just hit the 500 patent milestone, putting him among the top 100 most prolific inventors. Many of those patents are in the field of audio and electronics, particularly in analog-to-digital signal processing technologies that are instrumental in today’s digital devices.

In person once more, start-up competition brings capital to creativity

In person once more, start-up competition brings capital to creativity

April 13, 2022

Five startup ventures, led by CU Boulder students and faculty, competed for more than $100K in prize money at the 14th annual New Venture Challenge championship. Since its inception in 2009, more than 900 CU Boulder startups have participated, with over $700K in NVC funding awarded.

Multidisciplinary teams compete for venture funding at cross-campus collaboration prize night

Multidisciplinary teams compete at cross-campus collaboration prize night

March 17, 2022

At the NVC15 Cross-Campus Collaboration Prize Night, first-place winner Delta Horizons was awarded $5K for a newly-developed braking system for four-wheeled walkers; other winners included tissue-based biomaterials company TissueForm and Birk, an all-natural yerba mate.

Campus teams present innovative solutions to fight climate change, win funding

Campus teams present innovative solutions to fight climate change, win funding

March 9, 2022

Imagine a world where shoppers can purchase “methane free” beef at the grocery store, landfills are no longer needed and cheese puffs come packaged in bags containing no plastic whatsoever. These and other possible futures were showcased at the NVC15 Climate Prize Night on March 8.

Funding awarded to top student female founders at women's prize night

Funding awarded to top student female founders at women's prize night

March 9, 2022

At the NVC15 Female Founders Prize Night, many attendees braved the snow while others joined remotely for presentations from five ventures founded and developed by female-identifying entrepreneurs. Each team pitched to a panel of judges, competing for a share of $10K in prize money.

Vitro3D founders on aligning business and tech—and teeth, too

Vitro3D founders on aligning business and tech—and teeth, too

Feb. 14, 2022

It takes a wealth of technical knowledge to create a company that uses a novel form of 3D printing to potentially revolutionize a visit to the dentist. But it also takes a wealth of business knowledge to ensure that vision becomes reality.

CU Boulder alum-founded unspun named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2021

CU Boulder alum-founded 'unspun' named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2021

Dec. 8, 2021

Alumnus Kevin Martin’s (MechEngr’16) robotics and apparel company unspun has built a machine that 3D-weaves a seamless pair of jeans in just ten minutes, based on technology first prototyped in the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Senior Design course.

CU Boulder named 2021 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by APLU

CU Boulder named 2021 Innovation Award winner by APLU

Nov. 16, 2021

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has named CU Boulder a 2021 Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) awardee. The IEP Innovation Award recognizes exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development.

Can startups be the vessel for solving climate change?

Can startups be the vessel for solving climate change?

Nov. 15, 2021

A first-of-its-kind study out of CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business found that entrepreneurs in the business of protecting the environment may be more effective at addressing climate change at a local level than sweeping policies or legacy companies trying to go green.

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